Top 10 Melbourne Revelry On this week 13/01/2019
Afraid you might miss out, Melbourne? No need. This week, you should fear being included.
10) Super Flu
What: If there was a Melbourne Hall of Fame for underground music, Super Flu would most certainly be a member with countless Melbourne anthems and a legendary Rainbow set still sending tingles down everyone’s spines.
Why: You know what they say about intense, revolutionary underground music at the time of their creation. They’re affiliated with, not enemies of, the state.
9) Patrick Topping Riva Day Party
What: Untitled Group & Thick as Thieves are welcoming back British DJ and Producer, Patrick Topping, this time at the iconic beachside location Riva St Kilda!
Why: If you’ve ever wanted to hear what sounds like a severely scratched generic pop CD from the 80s constantly skipping on an interminable road trip but can’t afford a car, this one’s for you.
8) Summer Pool Party on the Rooftop Terrace
What: Grab a swimsuit for an afternoon of free flowing drinks and a sausage sizzle on a Rooftop Poolside Terrace. Enjoy the warm summer sun and unwind on the astroturfed area beside the vibrant outdoor blue-tiled pool.
Why: Ahh. There’s no better way to describe a relaxed time in the natural beauty of the Australian summer than the word ‘astroturf’.
7) Full Moon Party
What:The Legendary Full Moon Party from Thailand returns! Melbourne’s biggest nightclub will be completely transformed over 2 rooms, with 1000s of free glow sticks, leis, uv face/ body paint, RnB and House music, dancers and amazing neon light shows!
Why: There’s no more appropriate way to celebrate the light and beauty of a full moon than in an enclosed bar lit with glow sticks.
6) Making Waves 4.0 Summer Boat Party
What: Presenting Melbourne’s biggest boat party! Featuring two levels of music with house, RnB, party, techno and minimal with VIP Entry to an Official After Party.
Why: It’s comforting to know that we may have finally moved beyond the era when ‘biggest boat party’ meant ‘birthing pod of Australia’s next Prime Minister’.
5) William Basinski and Caterina Barbieri
What: Join two renowned international composers on a haunting and mesmerising sonic journey. These two giants of experimental sound create hypnotic sonic experiences – minimal, mysterious and meditative – using synthesizers and obsolete analogue technologies that will expand your sense of time, space and self.
Why: Or just hang outside of the club and ask anyone coming out after the show, ‘what’s so great about synth music’? The resultant four hour lecture will undoubtedly expand your sense of time and space into a horror that will last beyond eternity.
4) Leisure Pleasure: A Sunset Beach Party
What: Welcome to Leisure Pleasure. A beachfront pachanga thoughtfully serving light, sound and dance in the open air… as the sun goes down. Music crafted for maximum enjoyment, idyllic surrounds for infinite experience.
Why: We’ll admit, we had to look up the word ‘pachanga’. It is apparently a forerunner of salsa with a festive, lively style, marked by jocular, mischievous lyrics. There. That’s our cultural education for the week. Now we can return to lazily appropriating other cultures in blissful ignorance.
3) Joan Jett
What: For their 2019 Australian tour Joan Jett and The Blackhearts have chosen Melbourne – the rock capital of Australia – for one exclusive headline performance. ‘I Love Rock ’n Roll’, ‘Bad Reputation’, ‘Do You Wanna Touch’, ‘Cherry Bomb’ and tonnes more live at the Corner Hotel. Damn straight!
Why: We accept that the musical legends will never die. But perhaps when they reach a point of changing life insurance policies based on age they should at least stop asking people ‘Do You Wanna Touch’?
2) Electric Gardens Festival
What: Electric Gardens returns on with an all-star line-up showcasing the very best of electronic and house music! House maestro Erick Morillo and techno legend Eats Everything will be leading the charge while Balance Series host the second room with a progressive line up to die for!
Why: Funny. We always assumed the name electric gardens was a name of some war atrocity. Turns out it’s much worse.
What: The epic one-day, one-stage music festival returns featuring Nicki Minaj, Rae Sremmurd, Mura Masa, Kali Uchis, San Holo, Anna Lunoe, Sophie, Cosha, Carmouflage Rose, Just a Gent and Mimi.
Why: We’ve been reliably in formed that this is a big thing. To which we took offence. We know that this festival of the loud and mediocre is a big thing. In the same way a hair salon being set on fire after grooming a convention of craft beer enthusiasts would be a big thing.